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Brookfield looking to raise $25 billion for energy transition funds

The company said it has invested over $100 billion in energy transition and renewables projects so far.

How DOE is trying to stop US renewables projects from getting derailed

Clean energy developers that produce local economic benefits plans are more likely to secure federal funding.

Crux lands $18 million from a16z for tax credit market buildout

The tax credit market is a “fundamental puzzle piece” in renewable energy’s new capital stack.

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Jan 30, 2024

Solar manufacturers are gearing up to take advantage of the new tax credit transfer market

First Solar was the first U.S. solar manufacturer to make a credit transfer sale public — but more are on the horizon.

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AiDash’s $50 million raise underscores its vegetation management versatility

Investors say the startup is poised for immense profitability with its AI-backed tech.

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Jan 24, 2024

H2's $5B fundraise is a 'test case' for financing green steel

The world's first large-scale green steel project is set to open next year. Is it a sign of more private financing to come?

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Jan 23, 2024

With $335 million raise, ArcTern Ventures targets mobility, home electrification

The VC firm says there’s “no doubt on solar,” but anticipates an industry-wide focus on near-term bets.

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Jan 22, 2024

For climate tech funders, physical projects still reign

2023 was a big year for the digital layer, but it couldn’t compete with the energy transition’s thirst for infrastructure growth, per new data.

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Jan 19, 2024

The transferable tax credit market is growing ‘more rapidly than anyone thought’

The IRA is widening the market for clean energy financing. But buyers and sellers of tax credits are still figuring it out.

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Climate venture investors riff on headwinds, hype, and wildcards of 2023

Despite a downturn in the climate tech sector, we may look back on 2023 as the “year of building” the green industrial economy.

Big banks are (cautiously) betting on the rise of the tax credit sale

Thanks in part to new additions to tax equity deals, tax credit transfers are heating up. But banks are still proceeding carefully.

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Jan 17, 2024

Perovskite solar got a $6 million boost

As the sector picks up some speed, Tandem PV’s most recent round of funding will support the development of the company’s first manufacturing plant.

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Jan 16, 2024
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With climate venture capital down, industrial investments had a ‘breakout year’ in 2023

Sightline’s Kim Zou says megarounds for steel startups drove investment growth in industry, while alternative protein and vertical farming startups underperformed.

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2023 climate tech venture investment trends

Despite a drop in total investment dollars, there are signs that climate tech investors are maturing

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Jan 11, 2024

Clean energy capital is getting pricier

Impending changes to capitalization requirements in Basel III rules could stall development — but deal structure is already adapting.